To embark on the journey of creating a screenplay is a labor of love. For some, it’s a one time shot and for others it can be a lifelong ride. You know in your heart of hearts that you have a story to tell and it must be told. It’s a commitment.
There are many ways to tell those stories; novels, short stories, essays, graphic novels or home produced, on the spot video.
And… the SCREENPLAY!
The screenplay, and knowing the ins and outs of how to write one is a brilliant way of getting your story out of your head and onto paper, or a computer. The process itself forces the most important aspects of the story into focus and leaves little room for excess. It trains the writer to be able to access a completely visual style of writing and releases a creative ability that will allow the writer to hint at a characters deeply meaningful emotions and thoughts in the slightest of gestures without have to explain their thought process. ‘Show, don’t tell’.
As an example I have used the process of writing a screenplay as a precursor to novels, the complete 120 page screenplay acts as a template or a guide that I use to write the full novel, specifically in prose. In the end I have a novel that can be published and a screenplay at hand, just on the off chance that my novel is a million seller and the production companies come running. It hasn’t happened yet, but it’s always nice to be prepared!
These are, in general, the main aspects of a screenplay that need to be understood in order to write a successful screenplay:
Presentation and Binding.
Letting it go.
I will take you through the process creating a full 120 page, 1st draft screenplay – from the wonderful idea to bound, in your hand script
I can adapt your story or novel into a full 120 page, Hollywood ready screenplay, or I can take you through the process that I have created and used.
I can take you through the process of rewriting your screenplay, because, the 1st draft is only the beginning of the journey.